This week the theme for stage was Chinese New Year
This week the theme for stage was Chinese New Year. We started of the week working on our art project to create a Chinese Dragon. We started of painting big cardboard boxes red for the body and the head, then we had to practise cutting along in straight lines to create some hair for the dragon using red, yellow and orange paper which we stuck on the sides using glue. For the scales on the back of the dragon we also had to cut some circular shapes and layer them in a pattern on top of one another also using glue. It took us the entire week to create our dragon and he is now placed in the school entrance for everyone to see. Every morning we said ‘Nai hao’ to all our friends and teachers which means ‘hello’ in Chinese. Our teacher Vinci can speak and write in Chinese so she taught use how to say some simple words and we also practise writing in Chinese. We did some colouring pages of some Chinese dragons, some people wearing tradition Chinese clothes and also the countries flag. To make some Chinese hats we wrote in Chinese for decoration and then our teachers helped us to fold and glue them into place. To make some Chinese lanterns we used some red and yellow paint mixed with water, we put some on our paper and then used straws to blow some patterns with the paint. When it was dry we folded the paper, cut some lines in the middle and stapled them into place. To end the week we made some Chinese noodles with chicken and mushroom which we all tasted during our lunch time. We also had two birthdays on the same day this week, Elisabeth who turned 4 and Lucas who turn 3, which was a lot of fun and a lot of cake! The lovely ladies from Baby Maestro came in the morning with some fun music, dance, instruments and puppets as a gift from Elizabeth’s parents. Thank you very much for the lovely morning and the gift bags, all the children had a fantastic day!